ffiXXed is a collaborative art and design project initiated by artist and designers Kain Picken and Fiona Lau in Berlin, 2008. Since then the ffiXXed headquarters has remained mobile, gravitating to whatever global centers in no particular order. After moving between studio spaces in Berlin, Hong Kong, New York and Melbourne, ffiXXed established their own in-house production studio and residence in Shenzhen, China - one of the world’s fastest growing cities. Here they have developed a unique, multifunctional living and working space that shifts around the needs of various ffiXXed activities. They currently split their time between Shenzhen, Hong Kong and elsewhere.
Their focus is the production of a unisex, prêt a porter fashion label that evolves alongside a range of other art and design related activities, developing their own working model that incorporates highly engaged and localized production within an international network. ffiXXed explore new protocols for the structure of a fashion label, using fashion to participate in a wider discussion about new possibilities for the production and consumption of contemporary culture.
The ffiXXed collections respond to the role clothing and objects play in constructing our daily lives, elaborating a series of new and unexpected form of trans-functionality for everyday basics. They utilize a range of high quality natural fibers and highly personalized production techniques to address, transcend and stimulate a variety of social and domestic situations.
All ffiXXed garments are produced in-house at ffiXXed studios, located in Wutong Village at the foot of the Wutong Mountain in Shenzhen, China.